Rent the Rebecca Cohn

A premier event venue

The Dalhousie Arts Centre is home to the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, the largest soft-seat theatre in the region and where many of Nova Scotia’s most memorable performances have taken place.


We welcome the opportunity to host your next performance at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium. The Rebecca Cohn features:

  • A seating capacity of 1,023
  • A balcony
  • No obstructed views
  • View the Rebecca Cohn Seating Map
  • A full range of stage, lighting and sound technologies
  • Ample, comfortable dressing areas for performers
  • Air conditioning
  • A smoke-free environment
  • Candy cart & bar services

Rebecca Cohn Auditorium rental fees

Note: Listed costs are for July 1 2023 on. If planning an event before June 30, please contact Emily Fraser (Manager, Booking & Event Services) 

Concerts, dance performances, recitals (1 performance)

The greater of $1,537.00 or 9% of box office revenue, plus Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) 

Conferences, meetings, seminars, graduations

$1,537.00 per day, plus HST 

Commercial photo shoots, rehearsals

Call (902) 494-2273 for rates

Rates subject to change without notice.

Rates are for the use of the venue. See Staff & Other Costs to learn more about additional fees for staff and services. Please note that all ticket sales must be run through the Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office.